Total Time
15mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is a recipe I got from a friend of my mother's. It is a very light and tasty variation on standard pasta salad. The pine nuts add a rich hearty flavor. The recipe is very versatile; you can add more veggies or remove them and it would still be delicious. This is the variation I like best.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cook the pasta shells until done to desired firmness.
  2. Drain pasta, running under cold water until pasta is cool.
  3. Slice 4 or 5 artichoke hearts into small pieces.
  4. Slice the grape tomatoes in halves (or smaller if desired).
  5. Add pasta, olives (drained), artichoke hearts, and tomatoes into a large bowl.
  6. Slowly mix in 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Mix thoroughly.
  7. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Refrigerate for about 2 hours until cold.
  9. Serve!